[LAU] MIDI over serial port

Dominic Sacré dominic.sacre at gmx.de
Tue Jul 13 22:58:06 UTC 2010


I have a somewhat older synthesizer that, in addition to the regular 
MIDI in/out/thru ports, also has a serial connector (labeled "TO HOST"). 

Now I'd like to use this serial connection to connect the synthesizer to 
my Laptop. This gets a little more complicated by the fact that the 
Laptop does not have an actual serial port, so I'm using an 
additional USB/Serial adapter in between.

What driver or tools do I need to get this combination to work?
For serial MIDI there's the snd-serial-u16550 module, but as far as I 
can tell it only works for "real" serial ports. I've also seen a snd-
serialmidi module mentioned a couple of times, but it seems to have been 
removed from the kernel years ago.

Any other ideas?



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